An unusual parade in Pyongyang. Instead of the military, it is civil society that has been honored by the North Korean regime, such as agents in orange suits and gas masks, members of a disease prevention unit. Ministry of Railways and an airline also marched.
The most impressive weapons were artillery pieces towed by tractors. This parade, which takes place on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, marked the 73rd anniversary of the founding of North Korea.
The usual giant missiles – real or fake – have been replaced as the highlight of the parade by the fire brigade of the public security forces.
Pyongyang has used military parades on several occasions in the past to send messages abroad and to its own people, usually on certain birthdays.